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Live from Behind the Scenes: Penguins at Shedd

from Shedd Aquarium

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Live from Behind the Scenes virtual field trips are interactive digital experiences that bring animals and the staff members who care for them to a school classroom to inspire students with real examples with science.

Take your grade K-8 students behind the scenes into Shedd’s penguins habitat—without leaving your school! Through our new Live from Behind the Scenes program, Shedd experts and animals will make a virtual visit to your classroom for a live 50-minute interactive experience. The minimum equipment you will need for this connection is a computer connected to the internet, webcam and/or microphone, and equipment to project the computer onto a large screen for the whole class to see. Each session is unique because it is happening in real time as Shedd’s experts do their daily work — with your students alongside them. Each program includes in-class activities such as designing penguin enrichment item, and Q&A with a penguin trainer. For more information about this program, please visit the program page on Shedd's website.

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Multipoint: $125.00
Multipoint Premium: $125.00
Point to Point: $125.00
Point to Point Premium: $125.00

Programs are $125 each. After you book your initial program, up to two additional programs receive a discounted rate of $95 each. You will receive confirmation for your program within 3 business days.


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Sciences, Problem Solving

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Booking Information

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07/23/2020 03:30 AM - 04:20 AM (Registration Deadline: 07/09/2020)
08/06/2020 03:30 AM - 04:20 AM (Registration Deadline: 07/23/2020)
08/20/2020 03:30 AM - 04:20 AM (Registration Deadline: 08/06/2020)

Penguins at Shedd is offered on select Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am-11:20am CST. Registration closes two weeks prior to the program date.

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

- Cancellations and refund requests must be made no later than 14 days before your visit date.
- No refunds will be issued on or after your visit date.
- The program is not guaranteed until your reservation has been paid in full.
- Please review our full payment policy online at
- All payments are required prior to program, unless special arrangements have been made with our group reservation team.

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Shedd Aquarium

Chicago, IL
United States

Learning Programs

Program Details


1. The program begins with a slideshow of questions for the class to think about while all classes get situated.
2. The program host then reviews the technology basic needs with the teacher(s).
3. Shedd staff highlight the behind the scenes location and facilitate activities with the class(es).
4. Shedd animal care experts join the host to take part in a Q&A session with the students for the final 10 minutes of the program.


-Learners’ interest is piqued by activities and they are curious to know more about animals and see Shedd as a resource for learning more.
-Learners increase their awareness of the needs of animals by increasing understanding of how Shedd staff care for animals on a daily basis.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

2-LS4-1, 3-LS3-1, K-2-ETS1-2

Common Core:
ELA-Literacy- SL.K-5.1
ELA-Literacy- RST.6-8.2